Eight Key Themes Salons Owners Took From the 2016 MBE National Event

When: Sunday 1st May

Where: The Westin, Sydney

Who: Kao Salon welcomed over 400 Goldwell & KMS clients

The MBE National Event is a premiere event providing key salons leaders with the marketing, business and education support required to drive growth and success within their salons. The national conference has grown into an enormous inspirational platform that brings together salon owners, managers, stylists from all over Australia for an impressive and informative one and a half day conference and networking agenda.

Laughter: Amanda Gore, an award-winning speaker hosted a funny and engaging presentation that gave people the immediate skills and tools to improve relationships through change, to be more successful leaders.

Embracing Fear: Stuart Knight delivered an authentic & energetic key-note on 5 Decisions Winners Make. “Choose to be proud of what you do, embrace pain” he said.

New Age Thinking: Matt Church, the founder of Thought Leaders Global, spoke to salon leaders on how to thrive in the Decade of Disruption. Matt challenged the audience to think and provided them with new tools and solutions on how to survive in this new age. His approach to the future of the industry was extremely insightful and informative.

Being real: Stuart Knight opened his session with the topic of creating powerful conversations with people, “when was the last time you talked life?” he asked “how do you feel when the guy behind the counter remembers your name?” By letting your customers tell their story, you might realise that you have a lot more in common then you thought, giving you the perfect opportunity to connect & create a lasting bond.

Pushing Mental Boundaries: Anthony Bonnici believes that through overcoming mental barriers high performance can be achieved, leading to a “healthier, happier and more productive team.” Through Anthony’s training in Neuro-linguistic programming, he shared with the group why horses have blinkers on in a race – to remove distraction and create focus; Similar to our own brain blinkers in real life.

Exploration: Two Aussie explorers Cas and Jonesy captivated the audience by telling their thrilling tale of how the duo made history in 2012 by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time. In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had ever walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Many had tried, none had succeeded. On Australia Day 2012 after skiing an epic 2275km over 89 days Cas and Jonesy made history.

Network, network, network: “Everyone thrives on the networking opportunity this event presents and the feeling they are really part of a strong business and hairdressing community” said Louise Chamberlain, Kao Marketing Director.

A cocktail, or two. Held at the famous Cruise Bar on Sydney Harbour, the night Sunday was dedicated to celebrating KMS turning 40. Guests rocked up in their best 70’s attire, flashing back to the era which saw the launch of KMS California.

– TJ